92,000 “Ghost” Voters Still Showing Up On Voters Roll
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has reportedly confirmed that the biometric voters roll to be used in this month’s election’ is already in shambles with double registrations as well as dead people still appearing on it.
It is reported that the current register of voters has over 92,000 “ghosts” still appearing despite an internal “clean-up” exercise using a special software.
“The commission gazetted the new voters roll as envisaged by the electoral law on the 29th of May 2018,
“This meant that the country now had a voters’ roll from which continuous voter registration could be made.
“The total registered voter population as at 1 June 2018 which will be on the final voters’ rolls following the reduplication, adjudication processes, edits and corrections done to date is 5 695 706.
“This total excludes about 92 745 registrants who will be on the exclusion list for various reasons,” said ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba
The voters’ roll’s exclusion list is said to have people with invalid national identity card numbers.
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